My Itrack solo is the default playback and recording device in Windows 7 like it should be
It doesn’t matter if I use MME or Windows DirectSound. The result is always the same. I would really love to use my new usb audio interface, but can’t get it to work. Everything sounds perfectly fine in the headphones, I just can’t get it to record what I’m playing. Any help would be great. I’m dying to record and really want to get this laptop to be my recording computer permanently as the desktop I have been recording on for years records a ton of crackle on top of my recorded tracks.
Thanks and stuff.
I feel like this has got to be a settings issue in either Audacity or Windows 7, just not sure what I can try next. I’m honestly not even sure if I should be recording in Mono or Stereo, I have always used mono in the past.
This would seem expected to me. The guitar is presumably the Right channel.
When you record with Audacity set to stereo, use the Track Drop-Down Menu to Split Stereo to Mono, then click the on the upper track to close it. Then the recorded guitar track will play through both sides.
If Audacity could record as two mono tracks you would not have the problem. Doing that may or may not be possible if you were to compile Audacity with ASIO support, but it is quite a bit of work to do that.
Seriously though, thank you for coming up with a perfect work-around for this issue. It’s a bit of a bother to have to do this with every track when I record, but the important thing is that it gets me recording again. I have no idea why I didn’t think of what you suggested.
I’d still like to know a better fix and an explanation of what’s going on, but until then this gets me back in business.
The basic “problem” is that Audacity sees the left and right channels of a two-channel interface as parts of a stereo pair. There is currently no way to make it see those as independent mono channels or to tell it to only record track 2 of 2.